How to get started? tips, local gall projects, and other resources

New to galls? No worries! Here's some info you might find useful.
Already know some, but looking for more info? Let's share some resources!
During Gall Week we will try to document the incredible diversity of galls. Galls are little structures on plants, induced by a few different groups of organisms, mostly insects. They often have interesting shapes, and many of them are colorful and objectively pretty. They can be found on leaves, stems, buds, and even roots. For a good backg...

Publicado em 13 de agosto de 2022, 12:44 AM por merav merav | 2 comentários | Deixar um comentário

Welcome to Homeschoolers of iNat!

Hello, and welcome to the group!

I would have made this post earlier, but I didn't think of making one until now.

I would like this project's primary purpose to be used as a group, in which we connect.
In doing so, I would love to give admin control to anyone interested in creating journal posts such as this. You can make them about anything, as long as they fit within the t...

Publicado em 12 de agosto de 2022, 11:59 PM por gatorhawk gatorhawk | 0 comentários | Deixar um comentário

July Summary

Top 5 Species:

  1. Osprey -- 38 observations (+1 from last year)
  2. Turkey Vulture -- 24 obs (+3 from last year)
  3. Red-tailed Hawk -- 21 obs (-2 from last year)
  4. Bald Eagle -- 17 obs (new to August Top 5)
  5. Great Horned Owl -- 15 obs (new to August Top 5)

Total Species: 18

Top 5 Observers (Observations):

  1. birdwhisperer -- 36 obs
Publicado em 12 de agosto de 2022, 11:58 PM por birdwhisperer birdwhisperer | 0 comentários | Deixar um comentário

Past field trips (as of August 12th, 2020)

A list of some of the more recent field trips. I will be searching for iNat observations at these locations on these dates and will add observations little by little

2022
June 26th- Greynold's Park- Done

May 15th- County Line Scrub- Done

April 16th- Osteen Hammock Trail (Everglades National Park)- Done

March 26th- Native Plant Field Day... Multiple Locations below
-Miami Beach Botanical Garden-

Publicado em 12 de agosto de 2022, 10:13 PM por joemdo joemdo | 0 comentários | Deixar um comentário

EcoQuestions: The Leaf Connection at Desert Botanical Garden


Porcelain leaves in progress. Photo: Mary Meyer

Thank you to everyone who attended the July session of EcoQuestions at Desert Botanical Garden! What a lovely opportunity to invite the community to join The Leaf Connection project, and share about the importance of botany and leaves in my studio practice...

Publicado em 12 de agosto de 2022, 09:12 PM por marymeyerstudio marymeyerstudio | 0 comentários | Deixar um comentário

Weird Occurrence in the Pond

Okay, so it was about to bust out raining, and we have goats in the pasture that can't be in the rain so I was walking the pond rim, watching for droplets. Well, about that time, a few yards from where I was standing, pops up a fist-sized thing that looks like a turtle head. My first thought is "Whoa--back up, it's a Snapper."
But then this thing starts vibrating and bobbing like CRAZY. I'm horrified 'cause, well, WHAT ON EARTH IS THAT THING--TURTLES DON'T MOVE LIKE THAT!!!
It co...

Publicado em 12 de agosto de 2022, 08:48 PM por judithklee judithklee | 0 comentários | Deixar um comentário

Welcome!

Welcome to the Glynn Prairie SNA Self-guided Bioblitz 2022!

We’re excited to have your help recording the biodiversity of this site and assisting with data collection for restoration projects! Please take some time to read the information below before visiting the SNA to make observations. To learn more about Minnesota Scientific and Natural Areas, check out the website and

Publicado em 12 de agosto de 2022, 05:58 PM por minnesota_scientific_and_natural_areas minnesota_scientific_and_natural_areas | 0 comentários | Deixar um comentário

1 weitere Art in allen Quadranten / 2 neu

alle Quadranten
Lythrum salicaria - Gewöhnlicher Blutweiderich

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Ononis repens - Kriechende Hauhechel
Cichorium intybus - Gemeine Wegwarte

Publicado em 12 de agosto de 2022, 05:07 PM por mondseeirrsee mondseeirrsee | 0 comentários | Deixar um comentário

Skunkin'

I saw a black and white blob enmeshed in some mid-height shrubbery alongside the road just as this mysterious little moving thing untangled himself, and I realized he was a skunk. "Andy! A skunk!" I hollered and pointed, thrilled to see one alive. We'd seen too many dead along roads over the years, and rarely a living one. I had no worries my squeal of delight would disturb him. We were inside a car with the windows up due to the 90 degree heat. Still, he definitely did not like An...

Publicado em 12 de agosto de 2022, 03:52 PM por wildreturn wildreturn | 7 observações | 0 comentários | Deixar um comentário

July 2022

We added at least 35 new species to the project this month with a few dozen more waiting to be confirmed. Most of the new additions were pollinators spotted on walks in our native tallgrass prairie. We also added several new species of moths during National Moth Week this year.

Five-Banded Thynnid Wasp

Spotted feeding on the nectar of Rattlesnake master flowers. This species seems to be fairly uncommon in KY but it is probably just underreported.

Publicado em 12 de agosto de 2022, 03:16 PM por john_abrams john_abrams | 0 comentários | Deixar um comentário

Observation of the Week: royal river cruiser

This week's feature is a royal river cruiser, photographed and logged by iNaturalist user burgbirder in southern Ontario. The royal river cruiser is a large dragonfly that likes to fly fast, low patrols over open water and sunny pathways.

Show your support by liking and commenting on this Observati...

Publicado em 12 de agosto de 2022, 02:40 PM por e_ouimet e_ouimet | 0 comentários | Deixar um comentário

Bi-County Life Survey - 8/11/2022

J. Zippay and I performed an all life (afternoon) survey. It began in John’s all Kentucky native plant garden. From there we went to Metcalfe County. We initially stopped at Dunham lake. There was an ample amount of swamp milkweed in bloom around the lake. However, the western setting sun was behind the tree line, causing substantial shade upon the milkweed and thus no pollinators were visible. We decided to go to the dry gulch park. On the way, we noticed that the clover loop cr...

Publicado em 12 de agosto de 2022, 02:38 PM por reupurtbones reupurtbones | 33 observações | 0 comentários | Deixar um comentário

Garden Snails--Day 3

I found some white foamy stuff around the grass I put in....I know that snails release white frothy foam when they are stressed or scared, but I don't see why they would be either; nothing has happened to them. I'm thinking possibly...eggs? Nah, my snails are too small for reproduction. Maybe my cat got in there and scared them...?
Any ideas?

But anyway, I haven't seen my snails. I wonder if they somehow escaped....but if they escaped, they wouldn't be able to leave foam, rig...

Publicado em 12 de agosto de 2022, 10:19 AM por judithklee judithklee | 0 comentários | Deixar um comentário

Garden Snails--Day 2

My snails are happily hidden in their natural habitat. I misted the terrarium with a spray bottle. I still cannot find them.
Maybe when they get a bit bigger?

Publicado em 12 de agosto de 2022, 10:12 AM por judithklee judithklee | 0 comentários | Deixar um comentário

Possible taxonomic significance of the tail-mane in Giraffa

(writing in progress)
 
The existence of a tail-mane – something I first noticed while dissecting giraffes in the ‘eighties in Kenya - does not seem to be acknowledged in the literature, even today.

However, its existence is

  • remarkable in its own right, and
  • of possible taxonomic significance within the genus.

GIRAFFA TIPPELSKIRCHI

Publicado em 12 de agosto de 2022, 09:28 AM por milewski milewski | 0 comentários | Deixar um comentário

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Publicado em 12 de agosto de 2022, 04:21 AM por srilankaimmigration srilankaimmigration | 0 comentários | Deixar um comentário

Weekly statistics between July 3, 2022 and July 9, 2022

This week 232 observers made 1612 observations between Sunday, July 3, 2022 to Saturday, July 9, 2022. Among the top five observers, @jmgconsult observed 223 examples of life in the Anacostia watershed; @irisesmeralda77 contributed 118; @malik51 cont...

Publicado em 12 de agosto de 2022, 02:16 AM por jmgconsult jmgconsult | 0 comentários | Deixar um comentário

Weekly statistics between June 26, 2022 and July 2, 2022

This week 213 observers made 1137 observations between Sunday, June 26, 2022 to Saturday, July 2, 2022. Among the top five observers, @jmgconsult observed 112 examples of life in the Anacostia watershed; @brandonb21 contributed 107; @wilpersm contributed...

Publicado em 12 de agosto de 2022, 01:54 AM por jmgconsult jmgconsult | 0 comentários | Deixar um comentário

Bird Haven Festival Shoalhaven 15-22 October Book now

Birdlife Shoalhaven is thrilled the Bird Haven Festival will be back again with three events in three venues to coincide with the Aussie Backyard Bird Count. Hundreds of people will come together to celebrate birds and learn more about their behaviour, habitat and conservation.

http://www.birdlifeshoalhaven.org/upcoming.html to register for the following events:

October 15 - Birds for Beginners ...

Publicado em 12 de agosto de 2022, 12:53 AM por barv barv | 0 comentários | Deixar um comentário

Crookhaven Green and Golden Bell Frogs update, are you interested in being part of CSP?

Message from Lucy Loft, Community Engagement Officer, Biodiversity and Conservation, Department of Planning and Environment

"I met with some of you earlier in the year to hear your ideas and feedback in regards to setting up a Citizen Science Project (CSP) for the Crookhaven Green and Golden Bell Frogs. Please see below an update on this project. With the launch scheduled in September 2022, I would love to hear your thoughts on how we can further partner to promote this important...

Publicado em 12 de agosto de 2022, 12:51 AM por barv barv | 0 comentários | Deixar um comentário

August EcoQuest - Magical Mentzelias!

Mentzelias, commonly called blazing stars or stickleafs, are a magical member of the local flora. You may walk down a trail in the daytime and never even notice these plants, because their flowers open at dusk! These flowers remain open overnight into the early morning before closing, providing an important source of nectar for moths, as well as bees and butterflies. They are called stickleafs because the leaves are covered with Velcro-like hairs which stick to nearly everything they enc...

Publicado em 11 de agosto de 2022, 11:34 PM por jackerfield jackerfield | 0 comentários | Deixar um comentário

Aug 14 & 21 - Observing flies

We're happy to announce another online meeting! Here are the details:

This week we'll be focusing more on the observing side of things, rather than strictly identifying. We'll discuss how to take good, identifiable photos of Diptera, including the proper angles, how to get close without losing the subject, etc. On the 14th, we'll work together to create a list of observing tactics including the noted things. On the 21st, I plan to be out in a local park, taking photos of flies re...

Publicado em 11 de agosto de 2022, 11:17 PM por zdanko zdanko | 8 comentários | Deixar um comentário

HADDAD (K.) & AFOUTNI (L.), 2022.- New data on range of Sudan Golden Sparrow and African Silverbill in Algeria. DUTCH BIRDING 44 (4) : p.293-298.

HADDAD (K.) & AFOUTNI (L.), 2022.- New data on range of Sudan Golden Sparrow and African Silverbill in Algeria. DUTCH BIRDING 44 (4) : p.293-298.
During a naturalist expedition in the extreme south of Algeria on 20-28 December 2021, African Silverbills Euodice cantans and Sudan Golden Sparrows Passer luteus were observed at three new sites, two in the province of Bordj Badji Mokhtar and one in the wilaya of In Guezzam. These are the first records of these two species in this regi...

Publicado em 11 de agosto de 2022, 08:33 PM por karimhaddad karimhaddad | 0 comentários | Deixar um comentário

HADDAD (K.) & AFOUTNI (L.), 2022.- New data on range of Sudan Golden Sparrow and African Silverbill in Algeria. DUTCH BIRDING 44 (4) : p.293-298.

HADDAD (K.) & AFOUTNI (L.), 2022.- New data on range of Sudan Golden Sparrow and African Silverbill in Algeria. DUTCH BIRDING 44 (4) : p.293-298.
During a naturalist expedition in the extreme south of Algeria on 20-28 December 2021, African Silverbills Euodice cantans and Sudan Golden Sparrows Passer luteus were observed at three new sites, two in the province of Bordj Badji Mokhtar and one in the wilaya of In Guezzam. These are the first records of these two species in this regi...

Publicado em 11 de agosto de 2022, 08:32 PM por karimhaddad karimhaddad | 0 comentários | Deixar um comentário

HADDAD (K.) & AFOUTNI (L.), 2022.- New data on range of Sudan Golden Sparrow and African Silverbill in Algeria. DUTCH BIRDING 44 (4) : p.293-298.

HADDAD (K.) & AFOUTNI (L.), 2022.- New data on range of Sudan Golden Sparrow and African Silverbill in Algeria. DUTCH BIRDING 44 (4) : p.293-298.
During a naturalist expedition in the extreme south of Algeria on 20-28 December 2021, African Silverbills Euodice cantans and Sudan Golden Sparrows Passer luteus were observed at three new sites, two in the province of Bordj Badji Mokhtar and one in the wilaya of In Guezzam. These are the first records of these two species in this regi...

Publicado em 11 de agosto de 2022, 08:31 PM por karimhaddad karimhaddad | 0 comentários | Deixar um comentário

Gerald magpies

We identified a small group of Australian magpies around the Lincoln High School area on Wednesday 10th, containing one smaller, presumably male magpie named Gerald and two larger, presumably female magpies named Geraldine and Geraldetta. We fed Gerald and Geraldine before they flew off to attack and kill a sparrow, Geraldetta coming in to help them. About two hours later I tried to get pictures of them, taking some of Geraldine (which I uploaded to iNaturalist) before she flew away to ...

Publicado em 11 de agosto de 2022, 07:52 PM por knightsw knightsw | 1 observação | 0 comentários | Deixar um comentário

Articulo publicado

Les compartimos un articulo recientemente publicado sobre dos nuevos registros de ranas para Sinaloa. Pueden leer este documento en nuestras redes sociales.
Facebook e Instagram: Anfibios de Sinaloa

Publicado em 11 de agosto de 2022, 07:50 PM por alexbasti alexbasti | 0 comentários | Deixar um comentário

Observation of the week: July 31 to August 6, 2022

Hello Butterfly Blitz enthusiasts! Have you completed our survey about the wrap-up event on September 17th? We’re excited about planning this event and need your input about how it should be held. If you’re not on our email list and want to be, please let us know. Comment below and we'll get in touch.

This week’s OOTW is a Fiery Skipper, observed at the Riverwood Conservancy in Mississauga by Steph (

Publicado em 11 de agosto de 2022, 07:36 PM por lltimms lltimms | 0 comentários | Deixar um comentário
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